Life as an Author, six months on #Sundayblogshare #writinglife

As it’s half a year since my first novel Blind Side hit the digital shelves last July, and almost a year since my book project was funded (February 2016), I thought I’d take a peek back at the year. Yes, I’m a bit late with this looking back stuff, but I’ve been busy. “How I walked into my … More Life as an Author, six months on #Sundayblogshare #writinglife

Good News, or OMG something really weird is happening with my book (it’s selling)

First I want to wish all my blog’s readers – whether you’ve been with me from the start (have a special Christmas kiss) or you are freshly following, intermittent or have dropped by for a quick peek – a peaceful and contented Christmas. Or a jolly, merry, boozy one if you prefer. Now I want you to imagine this post strewn with enticing decorations and drifting … More Good News, or OMG something really weird is happening with my book (it’s selling)

Bowled over by first reviews of Blind Side

I’ve been in a state of altered reality ever since Tuesday 26th July when the first review of my book came out. It’s been… well, almost too much to take in. Are they really talking about my novel, the one I’ve doggedly pursued for years and many times felt like giving up on, that I must have altered and saved a thousand … More Bowled over by first reviews of Blind Side

Blind Side Launch & Blog Tour 21-30 July 2016

It’s finally about to happen – my first book is set to be published! I’ve not had much sleep lately, trying to fit in lots of book-related tasks as well as that other thing, what was it…? Oh yes, everyday life. The launch date will be a little earlier than had been planned, this Saturday 23rd July. Blind Side will be by published … More Blind Side Launch & Blog Tour 21-30 July 2016

A new title, a cover and other news

Yes, that’s it. The new title. My book is now called BLIND SIDE. RIP Ghosts of Chechnya. It’s been a painstaking process getting to the new title. Blind Side was my idea, but some consultation and dithering was involved before the final decision. Now I’ve chosen the title I’ve actually got to get used to it, which is not so easy after … More A new title, a cover and other news